Love is one of those tricky and extremely complicated subjects. It can be impossible to define, yet overwhelmingly difficult not to try. We all experience love, with our parents, our chosen friends, our spouses or partners, or even an animal companion. It’s an inherent part of the human experience, and yet, it can be so difficult to express correctly. It’s not always easy to show someone that you love them. Even though we’re all familiar with that age-old-advice about showing and not telling. Speaking with your actions, not your words, if you will. On top of all of this, love is also an extremely personal and individual thing. There are a variety of love languages out there that can manifest in any of us and influence the way in which we love and feel loved.

All of that said, it can be critical to know exactly how to show someone you love them, especially in today’s day and age which is largely disconnected and hyper-reliant on technology. Though this, in and of itself, is a double-edged sword because this very same technology enables us to stay in touch with one another no matter the distance. If you’re having trouble showing someone you love them from afar, try engaging in some of these fun things to do over FaceTime

Spend Quality Time With Them

While this is a little bit amebic in structure, it sometimes can be enough to spend quality time with the person to whom you want to show your love. Even if this happens over FaceTime or another video-chatting platform. Quality time can look different depending on the specific individual and the nature of the relationship as well. For instance, quality time with a parent of a new college-student living on their own for the first time is a completely different dynamic than a pair of long-distance partners reconnecting over a video-chat.

Understanding the nature of the relationship should help you determine what quality time will look like that with that person. Perhaps if they like to draw, you could spend some time with them while they draw and ask them questions, or maybe the two of you could read together. There really are an endless amount of fun things to do over FaceTime that constitute quality time and are good for nurturing a relationship, no matter the dynamic.

Cook and Bake Together

Cooking and baking for someone are two of the absolute best ways to show your love. This is because there’s a lot of time and energy that goes into baking a dish or preparing a home-cooked meal. However, if you’re looking for fun things to do together over FaceTime that will show your love, you may not be able to actually deliver any of the food you cook. At least not without a significant delay.

In that case, you can pivot this display of love through food by planning a cooking or baking session together. This is especially effective if each person has their own kitchen in which they can create their meal, or baked goods, and the two of you can connect, catch up, and enjoy your time working on food-projects together.

Besides, everyone should know how to cook and bake, they truly are life-long skills that will make you popular with friends and partners, both.

Send Them an Occasional Surprise

A surprise is always a good way to show someone that they’ve been on your mind and that you love them. If you send someone an occasional surprise, you can also attach a note asking them to FaceTime or video chat you when it’s received/delivered. This way, you can be present for the unboxing, opening, or delivery of the surprise, and see their reactions first-hand.

There’s nothing that says I love you like a pleasant unexpected surprise popping up in the mail on a random day.

Be Supportive in Their Times of Need

One of the best ways to show anyone that you love them is to be there for them in their time of need. Even if you can’t be there in person, you should do your best to set up some virtual time to hang out and be there for them.

While this isn’t one of those fun things to do over FaceTime, everyone needs real emotional support from time-to-time, and that’s when your love will mean the most.

Wrapping up on Showing Love

There are a lot of fun things that people can do over FaceTime together in order to show their love for one another. The most important thing, at the end of the day, is that you know one another, you care for one another, and that you always treat each other with the love and respect that we all deserve. The medium of delivery simply doesn’t matter.